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Teesdale Trip 9th April – change of time

In order to try to see the Black Grouse lekking, the trip to Teesdale on 9th April has been changed to a meeting time of 7.00 am at the destination, Langdon Beck, near to the cattle grid on the minor

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Staveley YWT 12th March

Fifteen of us (including a visiting birder from Canada) enjoyed a glorious sunny spring day at Staveley YWT reserve SW of Boroughbridge on Sunday morning, followed by a visit to Nosterfield Quarry N of Ripon in the afternoon. We clocked

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Tophill Low – February 12th

Owing to the poor weather forecast, only eight members headed to Tophill Low, with its hides, rather than being caught in cold, wet and windy conditions on the east coast. A selection of duck were seen and the highlights were

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The Second York Gull Watch

About 25 intrepid souls joined Chris Gomersall and Jono Leadley to have a look at the Rufforth Tip gulls for the second annual York Gull Watch. It was a mild morning and following a welcome from the Club Chairman, Peter

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Pine Bunting at Dunnington – Updated

During last week, Terry Weston found a large flock of Yellowhammers at Intake Lane, Dunnington. On Friday, Chris Gomersall took a look, intrigued by the possibility of something interesting with them. He was rewarded by a brief glimpse of a

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Michael Clegg Memorial Birdrace. Sunday 8th January 2017

A total of 18 teams took part this year covering their selected areas around Yorkshire. The recipients of this years sponsor money will be ‘The English Twite Recovery Project’ and will go towards helping Twite in Yorkshire. Many congratulations to

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Waxwings and Wagtails

York has had a decent couple of weeks of Waxwing sightings since Christmas. Following a couple of individual records in late autumn and early December, up to a dozen were seen near the Swan pub in the Bishopthorpe Road/Nunnery Lane

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New spreadsheet for 2017 records

There is a new spreadsheet for recording your sightings in 2017. It is available on the Yorkbirding website at http://yorkbirding.org.uk/records/. Instructions are on the ‘guidance’ tab. It uses the BOU’s newer standard vernacular names, as per the 2014 and 2015

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Potteric Carr – December 11th

Thirteen of us went to Potteric Carr today in calm and, for the time of year, very mild conditions. Bird wise it was rather a quiet day – though we did clock up around 60 species as we walked round

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Photo competition results

The club held the annual photographic competition on 6th December. Thank you to Paul Doherty and Jean Smith who acted as judges to produce the shortlists for the popular vote. The results are as follows: YOC area – a clean

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